Reserving gorilla permits is the first and most important step to secure your place to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. Mountain gorillas stay in three African countries of Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga), Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park) and Democratic Republic of Congo (Virunga National Park). To see these mountain gorillas, one needs to reserve, book and then secure gorilla permits for the respective country.
Reserving Gorilla permits through Encounter Africa safaris
Reserving gorilla permits through Encounter Africa safaris or any other tour company in Uganda, Rwanda or DRC is the simplest and stress free. When you contact Encounter Africa safaris about gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, we will check availability of Gorilla permits in Rwanda or Uganda and get back to you with the number of permits available on the requested dates/month/year. Once there is availability, we will reserve your gorilla permits as we wait for you to send us your passport details and payment. Encounter Africa safaris has access to Uganda Wildlife Authority gorilla permit data base and we are allowed to check gorilla permit availability 24/7 and reserve these permits for up to 7 days. Its within these seven days that you should make payment for us to secure your gorilla permits. Reserving gorilla permits requires you to book an all inclusive gorilla safaris with Encounter Africa safaris. Here are our sample 3 Day gorilla tour from Entebbe and 3 Day gorilla safari from Kigali. You may also choose to combine gorillas with Chimps by booking our 5 Day bwindi gorillas and chimp safari. For more details about our gorilla safaris, please click here.
Reserving gorilla permits directly
You can reserve your gorilla permits directly and this how is you can do it. If you intend to trek gorillas in Uganda, you will have to call the reservations office or email them. They will give you availability of gorilla permits and if interested, they will reserve gorilla permits for you and advise on how to make payments. With this method, you will be required to pick you gorilla permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority park head quarters in Kampala. While this looks simple on paper, it can be stress full most especially if you try calling or sending emails and you get late responses. You will need to book you accommodation and transport to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Also remember that in Bwindi, you will also need transfers to and from the starting point of gorilla trekking. If you reserve gorilla permits with Encounter Africa safaris, we will handle all services required for your gorilla trek (Permits, Accommodation and Transport) and you will travel like a king.